Setauket, NY Mold Damage Remediation

The Threats of Mold Growth for Setauket Properties 

Because we are on Long Island, we in Setauket are never far from a substantial volume of water that can manipulate moisture content in the environment. Suffolk County residences contend with a higher probability of mold development with elevated humidity concerns. Appropriate ventilation is less available in many of the aging structures throughout the Setaukets like the Caroline Church. These construction shortfalls mean that naturally occurring mold spores have an even higher chance of seating and colonizing. 

Content Relocation, Cleaning, and Drying 

The development of mold can have a disastrous impact on your Setauket home's exposed contents and personal belongings. With limited resources available with school buildings such as the Ward Melville High School or even Stony Brook University, protecting exposed contents, books, furniture, and other impacted items can save time and money on mold remediation and property restoration. Relocation can often prevent this damaging exposure, though often on-site drying and surface cleaning with antimicrobial products is necessary. 

Mold Remediation Strategies for Homes and Businesses

Apart from controlled demolition and the necessary mold damage repairs and reconstruction essential after a loss, several remediation strategies can protect and preserve original construction materials. This is vital for properties in the Old Setauket Historic District and Port Jefferson. Mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team can use tactics such as sanding, soda blasting, and surface cleaning to prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of mold-damaged structural elements and contents of the property. 

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 476-5300

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Setauket community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (631) 476-5300

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. 

Step 3: Mold Containment

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Setauket, NY home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Setauket, NY home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.

SERVPRO knows Mold

Here at SERVPRO of Port Jefferson we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Setauket, NY. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (631) 476-5300 and we will be on our way to help.